Quick word on the Ki­wis

Australian Muscle Car - - Can-An MkII -

G ra­ham

McRae was the most pro­lific of the New Zealan­ders to tackle Can-Am MkII. He raced at a hand­ful of events the first sea­son in his McRae GM3 with a best fin­ish of sixth, re­turn­ing three years later with the GM9 in the dis­tinc­tive white and pink livery of casino chain Cir­cus Cir­cus. McRae hov­ered around the top 10 most out­ings, un­able to match his star­ring role on the US F5000 scene a decade ear­lier.

McRae wasn’t the first Kiwi to con­test the se­ries though, with Chris Amon run­ning the first race of the new era in a Wolf-Dal­lara, yet never re­turn­ing af­ter that soli­tary out­ing.

The last was NZ-born Cal­i­for­nian Clive Bush, who raced once or twice a year in the se­ries be­tween 1980 and 1985.

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